Bach Project

Gaillard, Pulcinella Orchestra - C.P.E. Bach Project, Vol. 2 (2016)

Gaillard, Pulcinella Orchestra - C.P.E. Bach Project, Vol. 2 (2016)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 438 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 185 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Aparte | Catalog Number: 118

After the success of their first volume Ophélie Gaillard and Pulcinella propose a second disc devoted to Johann Sebastian Bach's most talented and surprising son, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788). The Sinfonia in C major expresses multiple emotions, ranging from irrepressible suffering in the Adagio to joyous release and insouciance in the concluding Allegretto, tinged with near-Mozartian grace. The Cello Concerto in B flat reveals the influence of the waning Baroque era and Vivaldi in particular.
Gaillard, Pulcinella Orchestra - CPE Bach Project Volume 2 (2016)

Gaillard, Pulcinella Orchestra - CPE Bach Project Volume 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 189 MB
Label: Aparte | Catalog Number: 118 | Rls.date: Aparté

After the success of their first volume Ophélie Gaillard and Pulcinella propose a second disc devoted to Johann Sebastian Bach's most talented and surprising son, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788). The Sinfonia in C major expresses multiple emotions, ranging from irrepressible suffering in the Adagio to joyous release and insouciance in the concluding Allegretto, tinged with near-Mozartian grace. The Cello Concerto in B flat reveals the influence of the waning Baroque era and Vivaldi in particular. The Sinfonia in E minor, nicknamed 'Fandango' and dating from his Berlin years, is commonly regarded as one of his finest symphonies. The particularly virtuosic Sonata for cello piccolo and keyboard shows to advantage the two soloists of this recording: Ophélie Gaillard and Francesco Corti, whose fieriness is further revealed in the Harpsichord Concerto in D minor.
C.P.E Bach Project - Ophelie Gaillard, Pulcinella Orchestra (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

C.P.E Bach Project - Ophelie Gaillard, Pulcinella Orchestra (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 1 CD | Digital Booklet | 1.29 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

A portrait, on the tercentenary of the composer's birth, of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), probably the most gifted of the sons of Johann Sebastian Bach. Highly admired in his own century by Haydn, Gluck and Mozart, he stands out today as a brilliant and highly original composer. For CPE Bach, music had to be an expression of personal feelings and to achieve his aim, he revolutionised the established principles of form, harmony and rhythm. The Trio Sonata 'Sanguineus und Melancholicus' is a rarity in the composer's output in that it is a quasi-programmatic work. It presents a conversation between one sanguine (first violin) and the other melancholic (second violin). The same duality is found throughout the recordings presented here, from the well-known Sinfonia No. 5 to the two brilliant cello concertos. Under the bow of cellist Ophélie Gaillard, at the head of the Pulcinella Orchestra, these pieces come as a revelation!

Die Form - Bach Project (2008)  Music

Posted by rd at Jan. 1, 2009
Die Form - Bach Project (2008)

Die Form - Bach Project (2008)
MP3 320 Kbps | 165 Mb | APE + CUE | 449 Mb | 70:22
Genre: Dark Electro/Neoclassic Avantgarde/Post-industrial/Neoclassical (Dark Wave)

Mahan Esfahani - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Sept. 11, 2016
Mahan Esfahani - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)

Mahan Esfahani - Bach: Goldberg Variations (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:23 | 190 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

I cannot deny that I find a great deal of narrative and life beyond the score when I play [the Goldberg Variations]. Coming in the last decade of the composer s life, they offer us a view both of someone looking back on his decades-long aesthetic transformation and of an innovative and sensitive musician responding to new trends and techniques around him. –Mahan Esfahani
Edouard Ferlet, Violaine Cochard - Bach: Plucked, Unplucked (2015)

Edouard Ferlet, Violaine Cochard - Bach: Plucked, Unplucked (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 116 MB
Label: Alpha | Catalog Number: 229 | Rls.date: 4th Dec 2015

Edouard Ferlet is a jazz pianist featuring a refined swing. His album Think Bach, a first incursion into the world of the Cantor, was a total success: from Télérama (ffff) to Jazz Magazine, everyone was charmed by his approach and the quality of his piano (‘incredibly well turned out and beautiful,’ wrote Stéphane Friédérich in Pianiste)… Unclassifiable and unpredictable, as he defines himself, the pianist-composer is in the habit of combining jazz with the most varied forms: classical music, theatre, filmscores, performances and musical readings with authors such as Nancy Huston.

Café Zimmermann - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2015)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 7, 2017
Café Zimmermann - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2015)

Café Zimmermann - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, digital booklet - 475 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 203 MB | 01:28:14
Classical | Label: Alpha | Release Year: 2015

The project was conceived right from the start to extend over a number of years and to include the six Brandenburgs. When you define principles of interpretation that are valid enough to stand the test of time and you have alongside you a team of musicians committed to the same quest for the truth of the music, things unfold very naturally. Several factors were decisive in our choice to record the orchestral music of Bach. The first was the harpsichord: there aren’t all that many concertos for the instrument, and it seemed an obvious idea to look at those. And Céline is such a wonderful harpsichordist! Another element was the fact that Café Zimmermann is made up of excellent musicians from many different horizons: the rich inventiveness of the inner voices in Bach and the variety of his scoring provided an opportunity to give expression to that diversity.
Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Angela Hewitt - Bach: The Art of Fugue (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 89:29 minutes | 695 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Angela Hewitts performance on the piano over two recitals brought this apogee of musical thought to vivid life through sound Hewitts achievement is to bring its abstract purity to memorable tonal embodiment by providing an emotional context that audiences connect with (Sydney Morning Herald)
Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts: Bruch, J.S. Bach, Brahms, Vivaldi, Elgar, Mendelssohn (2005)

Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts (2005)
Max Bruch, J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Antonio Vivaldi, Felix Mendelssohn, Edward Elgar

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 0946 3 31049 2 1 | Time: 01:09:33

Medieval Baebes and other far greater shocks to the bourgeoisie have come along. Wild adventures placed under the rubric of performances of Vivaldi's Four Seasons are commonplace. Yet Nigel Kennedy continues to roost atop the classical sales charts in Europe, and even to command a decent following in the U.S. despite a low American tolerance for British eccentricity. How does he do it? He has kept reinventing himself successfully. Perhaps he's the classical world's version of Madonna: he's possessed of both unerring commercial instincts and with enough of a sense of style to be able to dress them up as forms of rebellion. Inner Thoughts is a collection of slow movements – inner movements of famous concertos from Bach and Vivaldi to Brahms, Bruch, and Elgar. Actually, the only composer falling into the middle of that large chronological gap is Mendelssohn; Kennedy apparently needs a sort of otherworldly serenity for this project, which Baroque and post-Romantic slow movements may have, but Mozart does not. At any rate, this is no radical idea; it's a softball straight up the middle.
Sinikka Langeland, Lars Anders Tomter, Kare Nordstoga - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of J.S. Bach (2009)

Sinikka Langeland - Maria's Song: Folk Songs and music of Johann Sebastian Bach (2009)
with Lars Anders Tomter & Kåre Nordstoga

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Nordic Folk | Label: ECM | # ECM 2127, 271 7097 | Time: 01:12:11

Norwegian folk musician Sinikka Langeland, singer and player of the kantele (the Finnish table harp) is a distinctly non-traditional traditionalist, redefining "folk" in successive projects. 'Maria's Song' finds her in the company of two distinguished classical musicians - organist Kare Nordstoga and "giant of the Nordic viola" Lars Anders Tomter - and on a mission to restore Marian texts to sacred music, weaving folk melodies in between the timeless strains of J S Bach. Langeland made a lot of friends with her sparkling ECM debut Starflowers: "There are jewels everywhere on this arresting example of ego-free music-making. One of the albums of this or any other year" raved the Irish Times. Where Starflowers brought Langeland into the orbit of jazz improvisers, Maria's Song is a meeting and cross referencing of folk and 'classical' energies, and also a righting of historical 'injustice': Religious folk songs are amongst the most distinctive elements of the Norwegian folk tradition, yet the Virgin Mary rarely appears in them. Once a much-worshipped figure in the Far North she was, as Sinikka puts it, "reformed" away in 1537, so this album brings Maria back into the music. It was recorded in the beautiful Nidaros Cathedral of Trondheim, famous for its Baroque organ heard here.